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Emancipation Day: Canada’s Past, Present & Future

Emancipation Day represents both a Canadian and International celebration, as well as a movement that challenges racism in former British colonies across the globe. Join Dr. Cheryl Thompson and Rosemary Sadlier to explore the global roots of the movement, its local connection to Caribana and the Caribbean Festival, and the current Petition and Bill before Parliament to have Emancipation Day acknowledged as a national day of recognition in Canada. 

Event captured on August 5, 2020. 

Program Partner: Jackson Park Project 

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes